UC Blue Ash College

Placement Testing

As part of the UC Blue Ash response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all on-campus testing is temporarily unavailable. Tests will be online only until further notice.

A Guided Self-Placement Writing tool (GSP) and Math placement test are required for students who do not have college-ready ACT/SAT scores or official transcripts with qualifying college credit. The Reading Placement Test is required only for CPAS students who did not submit an ACT or SAT score. The GSP and math placement test will assist advisors in placing you in the correct classes. To be prepared for orientation, you are strongly encouraged to complete your required placement tool and/or test as soon as possible.

Overview & Deadlines

After you complete step two of the admission process (confirming your admission) to UC Blue Ash College, you need to take your placement tests.

Note: If your placement testing is not completed by the designated deadline for your orientation, your orientation reservation will be cancelled.

Which placement tests do I need to take?

All students are required to complete placement testing, unless they have qualifying ACT/SAT scores, or appropriate transfer credit. Click below to learn about the different placement testing requirements. 

Note: Transfer and Dual-Enrollment credit may also qualify for test exemption. Official transcripts from those schools must be submitted to the University of Cincinnati and processed.

Can I take placement tests online?

As part of the UC Blue Ash response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all on-campus testing is temporarily unavailable. Tests will be online only until further notice.

UC Blue Ash College offers the Writing GSP, and the Math and Reading placement tests online (currently on-campus testing is unavailable). Please note, if you are required to take the Reading placement test, you will need to reach out to placementtesting@ucblueash.edu for further information. See below if you have questions about completing placement testing online:

Can I take placement tests in-person?

Due to COVID-19, on-campus testing sessions are temporarily unavailable. However, support for navigating the online placement tests will be provided Monday through Friday between 9:00 and 5:00 pm. Additional online help is also available.

You can also email placementtesting@ucblueash.edu or call and leave a message at 513-558-9425.

If you have had an IEP or need accomodations from the UC Blue Ash College Accessibility Resources Department, please contact 513-558-9414.

Review Practice Material

UC Blue Ash College has provided Math materials to help students prepare for the math placement test. See below the materials currently available.

Take Your Test and Register for Orientation

For our faculty and staff to best support you, it is imperative that you complete your GSP for Writing tool and required placement tests prior to attending orientation. Your placement tool/tests deadline is determined by your orientation date.

You must also register to attend your required UC Blue Ash orientation. You are not automatically registered for an orientation session by completing placement testing.


Contact Information

Admissions Office
Muntz Hall | Room 151
Phone: 513-558-9998